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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if its anything like my acer aspire 3000....if you tip it up and look to your left upper corner there is a small rectangle almost sqaures piec youtake out two screws undo another screw holding the housesing pull the tab on housing and voila! hard drive.happy hunting-z
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
Windows Reinstallation Disk option:
Insert Windows Reinstallation disk into tray, Boot to CD/DVD-ROM by pressing F12 at initial boot screens, delete existing Windows partition, re-create partition, and then follow steps to reinstall Windows. This will lead you to an option for formatting hard drive. I recommend choosing the full format versus the quick, from this point you can let windows install, or just shut the computer down when the format finishes. You will have to watch the progress, though, if you don't want the install to commence.
Boot disk option:
For XP, 95, 98, or ME, follow the instructions at this MS article page. It will walk you through creating a boot disk that will allow you to format.
You will need a floppy disk or CD
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
No. I have tried a 250 Gb but my 2303 wont carry it. it will only recognize up to 130Gb but I did not try it with a 120Gb internally, my 250Gb IDE -HDD will run as an external but there is a power surge warning that comes up when I connect it, however I can run a 500 Gb SATA HDD with out this happening. MURRAY the MAGNIFICENT
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
Are you looking for a product key to install Windows?
If so there should be a Microsoft label on the bottom of the Acer which has the Product installation key printed on the label.
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
Your hard drive has a hidden partition that contains the original factory OS and program stored for rescue and recovery.
1 Boot to Windows.
2 Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility.
3 Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4 In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery actions and
5 In the Recovery settings window, select Reinstall applications/drivers and
6 Select the desired driver/application and follow the instructions on screen
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
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